ICD-10-CM Code N73.9

Female pelvic inflammatory disease, unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

N73.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of female pelvic inflammatory disease, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code N73.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess of female pelvis, acute abscess of female pelvis, acute female pelvic inflammatory disease following procedure, acute pelvic inflammatory disease, acute pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial genital infection, etc

The code N73.9 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.

ICD-10:N73.9
Short Description:Female pelvic inflammatory disease, unspecified
Long Description:Female pelvic inflammatory disease, unspecified

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code N73.9:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Female pelvic infection or inflammation NOS

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code N73.9 are found in the index:


Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Diagnoses for females only - Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies between a patient’s sex and any diagnosis on the patient’s record, this code applies to FEMALES only .

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Abscess of female pelvis
  • Acute abscess of female pelvis
  • Acute female pelvic inflammatory disease following procedure
  • Acute pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Acute pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Bacterial genital infection
  • Bacterial urogenital infection
  • Female genital infection
  • Female genital tract infection
  • Female pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Female pelvic inflammatory disease caused by Mycoplasma genitalium
  • Genital infection
  • Genital mycoplasma infection
  • Genital mycoplasma infection
  • Infection of female genital system following medically assisted reproduction
  • Inflammatory disease of female genital structure
  • Inflammatory disorder of genitourinary system
  • Mycoplasmal pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Pathogen-negative nonspecific genital infection
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease due to Mycoplasma hominis

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code N73.9 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 742 - UTERINE AND ADNEXA PROCEDURES FOR NON-MALIGNANCY WITH CC/MCC
  • 743 - UTERINE AND ADNEXA PROCEDURES FOR NON-MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert N73.9 to ICD-9

  • 614.9 - Fem pelv inflam dis NOS (Approximate Flag)
  • 616.9 - Female gen inflam NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Inflammatory diseases of female pelvic organs (N70-N77)
      • Other female pelvic inflammatory diseases (N73)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection and inflammation of the uterus, ovaries, and other female reproductive organs. It causes scarring in these organs. This can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic pain, abscesses, and other serious problems. PID is the most common preventable cause of infertility in the United States.

Gonorrhea and chlamydia, two sexually transmitted diseases, are the most common causes of PID. Other bacteria can also cause it. You are at greater risk if you

  • Are sexually active and younger than 25
  • Have more than one sex partner
  • Douche

Some women have no symptoms. Others have pain in the lower abdomen, fever, smelly vaginal discharge, irregular bleeding, and pain during intercourse or urination. Doctors diagnose PID with a physical exam, lab tests, and imaging tests. Antibiotics can cure PID. Early treatment is important. Waiting too long increases the risk of infertility.


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